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|11 hours 17 min ago||Wasn't clear during the||
Wasn't clear during the Rutgers broadcast - were they holding Scott out to begin the game? I think Holmes got most of the carries early, and I thought I heard the announcer saying Scott was banged up and not available. He came in later in the second half.
That made me curious: was Dantonio resting his starters against an inferior opponent in order to get them ready for Michigan? Could have Price have gone if needed, or the others? Dangerous game if yes, almost lost that one on the road.
|1 day 13 hours ago||It's not that bad in terms of||
It's not that bad in terms of contact with the player. It's exactly that bad in terms of a head coaching making a complete ass of himself.
The AD there is a former M guy, big stuff on the CFB playoff committee? He has to be absolutely beside himslef watching the fool in that video.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Isn't their other RB commit||
Isn't their other RB commit sniffing around Sparty? I know I saw several 247 picks to Sparty for this kid, forget his name, but don't know if that was the "I picked wrong last time and don't lose anything for picking again" deal with Crystal Balls.
|5 days 2 hours ago||this is my thing - any analysis which omits the||
this is my thing - any analysis which omits the difficulty of playing on the road, especially in the Big House which should be loud as hell - seems like it's intentionally ignoring the negatives in favor of the positives
|5 days 11 hours ago||I hope your hold out netted||
I hope your hold out netted you that new contract you've been eyeing. We'll start a gofundme to cover the brutal fines Brian surely employed
|1 week 10 hours ago||Not clear on what the||
Not clear on what the opposing views are: you have Jon Falk saying it was his choice, he told Brandon a year in advance. The question wasn't "were you forced out?" The question was "when did you decide you wanted to leave, after 800 years of doing it?" There was no talk of Brandon, there was no trace of any ill intent or malice or drama. Webb asked him when and how decided to retire, which is a typical question of someone who just retired and wrote a book.
Your putting that view against what? Did someone else say Brandon forced him out? Was this in Bacon's book? Honest inquiry. If yes, I haven't heard that. But if no, and the opposition view is just one you've constructed in your mind based on how Brandon treated others, then you need to let go. Don't get mad at me, I'm not mad at you, I'm just saying you're in way too deep on this. Step back. Brandon had Firing Fridays (I'd actually heard that from an inside source early in his tenure, but assumed it was sour grapes and exagerrated), and he absolutely should be admonished for that. Admonish away. But when you make up something, it weakens the narrative, and much worse, it discards fact/truth. There's no need to create a Brandon error, he made plenty of his own.
|1 week 12 hours ago||I don't even know what this||
I don't even know what this is. Does that cause me to lose some of my dignity?
|1 week 13 hours ago||Falk was not forced out. He||
Falk was not forced out. He told Brandon a year before he left that he was going to retire. I've heard him on Sam Webb's show, he's never indicated any animosity toward Brandon. He explained the reason why he left, was that he remembered a conversation with Bo explaining why he left, and that Bo left on his own terms. He did it "My Way". Falk wanted to do the same thing.
|1 week 2 days ago||I can actually hear you turning into your father,||
I can actually hear you turning into your father, pining for earlier days that never were
|1 week 2 days ago||it's not even so much the passing, but the run||
it's not even so much the passing, but the run defense. if you watch the Purdue highlights, that Nicholson came up and completely whiffed on their long TD run. it's exactly the type of thing that led to his benching, after an offseason of puffing him up as the next Ed Reed.
But they can be hurt in the pass game as well. M has been awful close on a lot of deep balls, it's just a matter of time. as Brian's said, don't overthrow it and give them a chance. but the TEs can hit big plays as well, as the Sparty safeties are tasked with picking up intermediate routes left open by hyper aggressive LBs. Rudock can hit those.
|1 week 2 days ago||Is that what the data says||
Is that what the data says though? Great teams blow bad teams up because they have no other option - play your starters and they're going to kill the other guys, get up big and cruise. I realize M struggled on O in the first half but that game wasn't competitive at any point - Maryland would never score on that defense in 100 tries. They completely shut down what had been a decent rushing game from Maryland. Utter domination. Is that what highly ranked teams have historically done? If yes, it has value in a statistical model, and I assume he has data to support how much he weights it. Same thing with close losses vs. good teams.
The only thing I would question is the Michigan result: were the blowouts flukes, and was the close game not really as close as the score made it appear? I'd say no to both: BYU and Maryland were at least as bad as the score indicated, and if a couple of those deep balls had connected against Utah the result could have been completely different. M didn't deserve to win, but it was a closely contested game.
|1 week 4 days ago||he's European, just be glad he waits until after||
he's European, just be glad he waits until after practice to smoke
|1 week 4 days ago||how was this thread not starter by Yost?||
how was this thread not starter by Yost?
|1 week 5 days ago||You should change the title||
You should change the title to include "PLUS WEATHER UPDATE" and you'll get more traffic.
|1 week 5 days ago||To be fair, most of the||
To be fair, most of the really powerful storms do come from that region. They're just larger, stronger, and much faster than the storms from the midwest. Especially up front.
|1 week 6 days ago||Ah, thanks. Didn't realize||
Ah, thanks. Didn't realize they played Nebraska, and away. I'd agree with you on that. Was thinking PSU but with their dogshit OL they probably can't pull anything off. Would be nice to see a repaired Hack with decent blocking face those iffy DB's, but that's probably not going to happen.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||This is becoming a weekly must read||
Curious - who do you have as the 3rd test for Sparty?
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Why||
Really good defense. Their offense should be hapless against our D, and though I'm not familiar with their special teams, I've got to believe we have the advantage there as well.
Harbaugh may open it up and take calculated risks, but it's likely both teams will be racing to run out the clock, keep it close, and pull out the win. Upside is definitely to M, but any team with a good defense is a tough win.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If I remember how numbers||
If I remember how numbers work, that is a higher win probability vs. Sparty than either of @Minny or @PSU.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Great thread topic, but... Mormons are some of||
Great thread topic, but...
Mormons are some of the most educated, sucessful, and wonderful working professionals you'll ever meet. I'm sure your comment is in jest, but makes you sound as though it is you who lives under a rock.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||???||
Wormley is a physical marvel, amazing strength and somewhat awkard agility and speed for a man so large. Yes I understand that's contradicting, but I don't know how else to describe him. He also plays slower than he should at times, confused or just waiting too long for more information before attacking. If the light really goes off and he trusts what he sees sooner, his beastly possibilities are nearly endless.
Messner was the opposite in my mind. Quick as a cat, seemed to know where the ball was going as well as the offense did, effortlessly sidestepped blockers, undersized and intense effort on every play. Messner willed himself to greatness, though he had a good physical skills, there was always a ceiling. He was just an excellent college player, showed up in big games and made big plays.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Great analysis Brian, you're||
Great analysis Brian, you're picking up more and more. At least I think you are, what the hell do I know.
The problem on the 4th and 1 is that Green again doesn't have patience. He doesn't yet have the swagger to understand his guys can block, doesn't trust them yet. He trips because he's rushing to slam into the hole. Even if he doesn't trip he's going to ruing this play. But if he held up, rode his guard's butt, he's in the open field no question. Even if one or both of those LB's shoot that gap, they aren't going to get around Braden to make a tackle, he's simply to large of an object to maneuver around. The team just doesn't have the confidence yet, understandable. Saturday is a huge game.
4* blocking TE in Poggi, that would be a hell of a development.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||this has probably been covered somewhere, but did||
this has probably been covered somewhere, but did Marshall play at all last week?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Sam Webb talked up David||
Sam Webb talked up David Reese during a recent recruiting round-up, ILB from Farmington. He'd always been a straight-ahead thumper, but this year he's added an ability to go sideline-to-sideline and track plays down. Has good ability to diagnose and attack plays. He'd been working on his coverage in the offseason, and Web noted that Scout saw improvement there in the 7-on-7 circuit, and that's carried over to the season.
This is supported a bit by Ace's post a few days ago, http://mgoblog.com/content/future-blue-originals-farmington-vs-southfield, where he generally liked Reese. There was a lot of talk around here about him being a FB at Michigan, but he seems to be improving at ILB. I'd be curious to know if Magnus has looked at any of this year's tape, if he likes him more. There was also at least one local coach who gave a review of Reese, said he was straight-ahead tough, but not an impact player you had to specifically prepare for.
EDIT: local coach said this about him last year, be curious if that's changed
|3 weeks 1 day ago||When I started to read the OP||
When I started to read the OP I had a feeling of dread that Countess was indeed the infamous #29. That was just a person gone mad.
No shame in getting trucks as a DB against that beast, he's gave his best shot. In the open field you're not going to be able to cut his legs and have him fall, because he'll just straight arm or jump over the lunge. You've got to try and wrap up, and doing that takes force away, and that leads to bad thing against Fournette.
-1 OP for title, but the topic of Fournette being unstoppable is a good one. Amazing display Saturday, and much of the Auburn defense did throw in the towel. +1 Les
|3 weeks 3 days ago||regardless of opponent or less than impressive||
regardless of opponent or less than impressive effort today, it's nice to see the 28-7 Michigan score keep repeating all night
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Desmond King with a nice pick for Iowa, Detroit||
Desmond King with a nice pick for Iowa, Detroit Crockett
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I had a very similar||
I had a very similar experience to you, though I started branching out a little before you did. What I concluded was that the micro-brew revolution had raised the water level on beer so dramatically, that in fact the differences between micro-brews had really narrowed. Get a micro-brew amber ale from a good restaurant, and it's going to be good. Get a different micro-brew amber ale from another good restaurant, it's going to be good. Same with IPAs and all the others. I never noticed a dramatic difference between Gonzo's Slippery Clown pilsner and Jimmy's Whack Stick Tipperary pilsner. Or whatever the local brewery crazy names were. Even more so in Michigan, I soon found out, we have a lot of great breweries. They're all good and you'll enjoy most of it.
All that said, this summer I had Bell's Trainwreck Amber Ale. 8.2% ABV, a nice sweet taste, different. I'll go buy that stuff and keep in the fridge.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||this is my question as well. move to change||
this is my question as well.
move to change thread name to "Lawrence Marshall?"
|3 weeks 6 days ago||FEI has Michigan #36, MSU #6,||
FEI has Michigan #36, MSU #6, and Oregon #3. Oregon State at #83.
Illinois at #77. FEI FTW